Manchester United Women

United Women discover fifth-round opponents

Monday 31 January 2022 19:43

Manchester United Women have learned who we will face in the fifth round of the Vitality Women's FA Cup.

Marc Skinner's side are currently on a run of seven straight wins in all competitions, with no goals conceded in that time.

Third-tier Bridgwater United were overcome in Sunday's fourth-round tie to keep that sequence going, with an own goal by Charlotte Buxton and a strike from Ella Toone securing safe passage to the next stage.

Skinner reacts to victory over Bridgwater


See what Marc Skinner had to say after his side's win in the Women's FA Cup fourth round.

We will now play rivals Manchester City at home, in one of eight fifth-round fixtures that will take place on the weekend of Sunday 27 February 2022.

Gareth Taylor's side thrashed Nottingham Forest 8-0 at the City Ground on Saturday, with Georgia Stanway netting a hat-trick and becoming City's all-time record goalscorer in the process.

Although United and City are regular opponents in the Continental Cup, we have only faced our crosstown rivals once in the FA Cup, with the Reds eliminated in the fourth round two years ago.

We were knocked out by Leicester City in the fifth round last season, meaning the run to the quarter-finals in 2018/19 is still our best FA Cup showing.

A 3-2 loss to Reading after extra time stopped us in our tracks that year and City now stand between Skinner's side and another last-eight berth.


Charlton Athletic v Everton
Durham v Birmingham City
West Bromwich Albion v Coventry United
Reading v West Ham United
Chelsea v Leicester City
Manchester United v Manchester City
Ipswich Town v Southampton FC
Liverpool v Arsenal


The first United Women's match to be played in front of fans at Old Trafford is due to kick off at 12:00 BST on Sunday 27 March*, against Everton. For more details, or to book your seats now for this historic game, visit our dedicated tickets page.

*Fixture date is subject to broadcast selection changes.